Stone & Kimball records

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1889–1965
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unprocessed. 32 linear feet (24 boxes, 4 oversize boxes) of material consisting of the papers of Chicago book publisher Stone & Kimball, including original manuscripts and correspondence, some with artists regarding their work, as well as clippings, and photographs. The collection includes original artworks.

Biographical Historical Note

Founded in 1893, Stone & Kimball, which became Herbert S. Stone & Company in 1896, published such important literary journals as The Chap-Book and The Daily Tatler, as well as the influential style magazine The House Beautiful and numerous posters and books that featured sophisticated illustration and design by both American and European artists.